Employment at Azalea Mountain School

Asheville, North Carolina, “#1 Best Small City,” is vibrant with a welcoming creative spirit. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is known for its thriving artistic community, progressive mindset, and historically rich renaissance downtown with a booming food and music scene. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, there are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities from mountain hiking and biking to white water rafting and canoeing — in temperate weather, yet with all four seasons! The Asheville Waldorf School  (formerly Azalea Mountain School) became a member of AWSNA at the end of its seventh year; we are rapidly growing into our eighth year with an enrollment of at least 140 children.

We offer Parent-Child classes, Nursery, Kindergarten, and First through Sixth Grades with a cohesive Faculty of international origin that is supported by a Faculty Coordinator, an active Board and an administrative staff that includes a School Administrator. As of this summer we will have two campuses located within two blocks of each other. The Grades are located in a rented school building with its own large field, pavilion and children’s gardens on the property; the Early Childhood program is moving into a rented former church daycare center with 11 classrooms and many available spaces including a kitchen and an expansive outdoor play and garden area. We are also continuing to look for a permanent home where there is “an exquisite connection to nature.” As an integral part of our program, the Grades classes spend every other Friday on nature immersion field trips. Our community includes biodynamic farms, a Steiner study group, eurythmy performances and classes, festival celebrations, various Waldorf-based Early Childhood programs, and Waldorf-based homeschooling families; we also are planning to host Explorations, an arts-based program for adults wishing to explore the wide terrain of anthroposophical endeavors, including the foundational principles of Waldorf education.

We are currently hiring:

Foreign Language Teacher 

Azalea Mountain School is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, and dynamic teacher for our Foreign Language program. Training in the teaching of foreign languages and experience with Waldorf education is preferred but not required. Applicants should have fluency in a foreign language as well as teaching experience with children ages 7-13. This is a part-time position.

We seek teachers with an understanding of Waldorf education and an abiding interest in the foundational philosophy of the school. We also welcome teachers new to Waldorf education if they have a serious interest in developing themselves as Waldorf teachers. In the Fall of 2018, Azalea Mountain School will extend from Grade One through Six, in addition to 6 Early Childhood classrooms:

Qualifications:

  • Waldorf teaching experience preferred
  • Experience teaching grade school age students
  • Teaching, interpersonal, and classroom management skills
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Be adaptable; able to change work plan based on needs of a particular class

Responsibilities will include:

  •  Teaching 9-10 hours per week, Grades 1 through 6
  • Developing an understanding of the Waldorf approach to child development
  • Providing written end-of- year reports for each student, in addition to communicating with parents two conference days/yr.
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate with colleagues
  • Regular attendance at the Monthly All-Faculty meeting and the Monthly Subject Teachers’ meeting

To Apply
Please send cover letter, resume, and references to hiring@azaleamountain.org.

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School Caretaker

Azalea Mountain School is seeking a part-time School Caretaker. It is a unique role that will encompass more responsibility than a traditional caretaker role. The Caretaker will help provide beautiful, clean, and safe campuses for our students, parents, faculty, and staff, as well as serve as our Morning Caregiver for early drop-off. This position supports the upkeep and repairs for both the Azalea and Magnolia campuses. Excellent professional skills are required as well as the ability to multitask, prioritize, delegate and take ownership of a variety of projects. The ideal candidate will have the ability to maintain good community relations, and ability to asses area(s) needing repair, be able to make the repair or prose a solution, and previous teaching or caregiving experience.

Responsibilities

  • Morning Caregiver 8 am – 8:30 am at Azalea Campus
  • Oversee Grades Drop-off
  • Oversee facilities at both at Azalea and Magnolia Campuses
  • Identify areas that need improvement and repairs
  • Communicate with School Administrator regarding needed repairs
  • Maintaining supplies for both facilities
  • School safety support
  • Maintains overall appearance of campuses and classrooms; replaces broken things, hangs pictures, etc
  • Listens, takes personal responsibility, and works with others when providing service

Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to occasionally move equipment or make deliveries
  • Must have a reliable vehicle

This is a part-time position requiring a commitment of 20 hours/week during the school year. This position will work 4 hrs a day, MondayFriday, specific scheduled to be determined upon hire. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends for special events.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org

Front Office Coordinator

The Azalea Mountain School is looking for a Front Office Coordinator. This position will interface between the school and parents, students, faculty, and staff. Excellent, professional interpersonal skills are required as well as the ability to multitask and take ownership of a wide range of front office duties. In our growing school, the position requires consistently demonstrating calm gracious efficiency, sometimes under complex conditions. As part of the Administrative Team, this position interacts with current and prospective parents with care and respect; confirming for each parent that Azalea Mountain School lives its values and mission. The ideal candidate also has strong communication skills.

 

Responsibilities

  • Administrative presence at our Magnolia Campus 8:30 am-3:30 pm, MondayFriday
  • Reception duties: answering phone, email, parent communication
  • Working with Admin Team to manage school calendars
  • First-aid assistance; respond to student accidents & illness
  • Directing parent questions and concerns to appropriate school personnel and passing on important information to the school’s Administrators, as well as serving as an administrative assistant to members of the Administrative Team
  • Collaborating with Admin Team on communications: Social Media, MailChimp, local PR and marketing

 

Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Familiar with office systems and practices
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills: familiar with Google Drive, MailChimp, WordPress
  • Strong communication skills

 

This position requires a commitment of 35 hours/week during the school year. This position will work 7 hrs a day, MondayFriday, specific scheduled to be determined upon hire. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends for special events.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org

Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

Azalea Mountain School is seeking an experienced part-time Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. This position will provide guidance in working with volunteers, staff and Board members to develop and lead the Marketing and Outreach efforts for our school. An integral part of this position is community relations, communications planning, strategy, and execution.

Responsibilities

  • Calendarize, write and distribute monthly media releases that promote Azalea Mountain School programs and Waldorf education.
  • Manage marketing budget.
  • Work with Enrollment Coordinator to analyze enrollment data and develop campaigns in response to insights.
  • Support our festival and event planning.
  • Head-up Marketing and Outreach Committee.
  • Increase inquiries to the school, especially grades.
  • Co-manage promotional material with Enrollment Coordinator.
  • Expand brand awareness of Azalea Mountain School

Qualifications

  • Experience in marketing and communication
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with diverse constituents, including staff, Faculty, parents and Board members
  • Ability to develop timelines and budgets
  • Strong public relations and networking skills
  • Ability to write and execute quickly while reflecting the school’s voice and positioning
  • Experience in WordPress and MailChimp

Competencies

  • Strategic Vision – the ability to work toward a long-term view
  • Collaborative Spirit – the ability to work cooperatively to achieve group and organizational goals
  • Results oriented – a desire to meet and surpass goals and the ability to evaluate and report on progress
  • Adaptability – the ability to respond to changing needs and circumstances

This is a part-time position requiring a commitment of 10 hours/week, year round.  Flexibility on scheduling of weekly work hours is available. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends for special events.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org